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The Scholarship

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is much more than financial support for your studies.

It is a unique opportunity for young leaders from anywhere on the African continent to further their education in South Africa. While completing postgraduate study in any field of your choice, our leadership development programme will empower you to solve some of Africa’s most difficult challenges. You will begin a life-changing leadership journey, and find a community of people who share your passion for the positive transformation of Africa.

Could you be a Mandela Rhodes Scholar?

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Explore & Apply

Find out if the Scholarship is for you. Discover how to apply.

Life as a Scholar

Learn more about the scholarship programme. Find out what it’s like to live in South Africa. Hear from past scholars.

After the Scholarship

Learn about ongoing benefits and opportunities for Mandela Rhodes Alumni.

The Scholars

Meet and learn from Mandela Rhodes Scholars and Alumni.

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